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What is Cultural Competency?

Developing cultural competence means proactively including other cultures in the workplace.

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What is Cultural Competency

PEC offers our bespoke “Developing Cultural Competency” workshop as we understand that “competency” is a journey to understanding how best to work effectively with people of other cultures and diverse backgrounds, and that no-one is every fully “competent”. We are always learning.

Cultural competence means recognising our own worldview and understanding and valuing cultural and social norms reflected in the diversity of the people we engage with through our daily lives. Culture can broadly include, but is not limited to, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religious or faith affiliation and more.

Our workshops provide participants with an opportunity to gain an understanding of diverse Pacific cultural values and an appreciation of the origins of the diverse Pacific peoples here in Aotearoa, and why Pacific cultural knowledge is important to Pacific communities in the places where we live, work, and play.

These workshops are ideally targeted at non-Pacific people workplaces that have Pacific staff members, or who work with Pacific people and communities.

The workshop is offered in a safe environment designed to give participants some practical examples of how to engage Pacific people effectively in the workplace, and Pacific communities through the work that they do.

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Tuiloma
Chief Executive Officer